Nov 9, 2018
Ep. 44: Marion Nestle – Author & Professor of
Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University
-ft. Jennifer Hashley of New Entry Sustainable farming
Today we welcome Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. An icon in the food movement, Nestle’s research examines scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing.
Nestle coined the term “vote with your fork”. Effectively, this mantra empowers us all to reevaluate our food choice as a daily decision and endorsement to how we see the future. For this spirited dialog delving deep into how much politics influences food choice, and robust support systems – Jennifer Hashley of the New Entry Farming Project joins as co-host for Sourcing Matters episode #44. Throughout our 45 minute discussion we evaluate what it will take to change food, nutrition and broader perspective.
Nestle has some pretty impeccable chops in the space, and shares this unique wisdom with us. You see, Marion Nestle is author of six prize-winning books re: food, policy, health, diet and more. Acclaimed titles include: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002), What to Eat (2006), Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (2012), Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (2015) Additionally, she has written two books about pet food Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine (2008) and Feed Your Pet Right (2010).
Despite all the truths she knows, Nestle is supremely positive about the future of food in this country. Her efforts to engaged younger generations in these daily decisions have already seen monumental impact, and seem to be just the tip of the iceberg set for transformative change within a decade. Tune-in to hear to how Marion addresses questions about subsidies, land access, food waste, awareness and the importance of diverse food value.
Finally, Nestle shares additional insights on her forthcoming book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat. So, whether for you or your dog – listen and learn to how and what you eat is being pre-determined in a boardroom of Big Food and Big seed with no concern for your best interest. It is clear that most often in a modern US food system it’s your commitment to being part of a throughput engine chock full of waste, externalities, and abuse is your desired role. Tune-in and learn how to “vote with your fork!”